Nature Sets Her Hound Youth after the Stag (from The Hunt of the Frail Stag)
Wool warp, wool and silk wefts
Overall: 36 3/8 x 35in. (92.4 x 88.9cm)
Framed: 39 5/8 x 40 x 2 in. (100.6 x 101.6 x 5.1 cm)
Bequest of Adele L. Lehman, in memory of Arthur Lehman, 1965
Not on view
Inscription: [on undergarment of female figure]: NATURE; [on hound]: JEUNESSE; [on banderole across bottom]: CY VOIEZ LE BUISSO DENFANCE - OU NATURE SO CHEMIN DRESSE/ [ET LE] CERF FRAGILE H[O]RS LANCE - AVEC SO BEAU LIMYER JEUNESSE/ Q[UI] LE MET SUS [?] PAS NE CESSE - DAVOIR DE LAPROUCHER EVIE/ [AFFIN QU'?] EN REP[OS?] NE LE LAISSE - ES BOIS DE TRANSITOIRE VIE.
Guy de Baudreuil, Abbé commendataire of the abbey of Saint-Martin-aux Bois in the diocese of Beauvais ; M. and Mme. de Kermaingant, Paris (by 1886); P. W. French & Co., New York (by 1923); Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lehman, New York (in 1923)
Europe in Torment, 1450–1550. Providence: Brown University, 1974. no. 45, pp. 114–15.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Notable Acquisitions (Metropolitan Museum of Art) no. 1965/1975 (1975). p. 164.
Gómez-Moreno, Carmen. Medieval Images: a Glimpse into the Symbolism and Reality of the Middle Ages. Katonah: Katonah Museum of Art, 1978. no. 50, pp. 16, 23.
Boardman, Phillip C., Marcia Cohn Growdon, and Francis X. Hartigan, ed. Culture of the Middle Ages: A Festival of the Medieval Arts. Treasures of the Middle Ages. Reno, Nevada: Sierra Nevada Museum of Art, 1978. no. 46.
Cavallo, Adolfo S. Medieval Tapestries in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. no. 24, pp. 347-358, fig. 125.